NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Family, friends, colleagues, city officials and others gathered in Manhattan Friday to say goodbye to legendary 1010 WINS newsman Stan Brooks.
Brooks died Monday of cancer at his home surrounded by family. He was just one month shy of his 87th birthday.
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“His professional life was a testament to his belief that the story, not the reporter, was the star,” news director Ben Mevorach said. “There will never be another one like him.”
During the service, Brooks’ son George played a song he had written for his father on his 70th birthday. And while he was known as a radio legend, George said Brooks’ true instinct was to give love and share love.
“He was a quiet man, he was a humble man, he was an extremely loving man,” George said of his father.
Among those who spoke at the service was WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb, who worked along side Brooks at City Hall. “He has left a shining example of a life well lived and a career of great meaning. He has passed the torch, let us hold it high,” Lamb said.